Backup Job Wizard for Microsoft 365: Options

On the Options page, you can specify the job’s name, define pre- and post-job actions, and limit the Transporter load. Proceed as described in these sections:

Job Options

Here you can do the following:

  • Enter a name for the job to the Job name box.

  • Optionally, select Back up group mailbox files option to back up the files connected to the Microsoft 365 Group. Note that doing this may cause some files to be duplicated if you are also backing up the connected Group Site.

 

Note

  • If NAKIVO Backup & Replication is updated from a version that did not include support for Microsoft 365 Groups to a version that does, the Back up Group mailboxes files option is not selected automatically.

  • If other Microsoft 365 items were selected in addition to Exchange Online Group mailboxes , Backup Group mailboxes files option can still be selected and applies only to group mailboxes.

 


Pre and Post Job Actions

With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can enable certain actions before a backup job begins and after it is completed. You can choose to send job run reports and run local pre- and post-job scripts. For more information, refer to Pre and Post Job Scripts.

Email Notifications

NAKIVO Backup & Replication can send email notifications on job completion status to specified recipients. This feature complements global notification and allows you to configure notifications on a per-job level.

Note
To enable this option, configure your email settings. For details, refer to Notifications & Reports.

To send email notifications, select Send job run reports to and specify one or more email addresses in the text box. Use the semi-colon character (;) to separate multiple email addresses.

Pre Job Script

To run a script before the product begins backing up your items, do the following:

  1. Place a script file on the machine on which the Director is installed.

  2. Select the Run local pre job script option.

  3. Specify the following parameters in the dialog box that opens:

    • Script path: Specify a local path to the script on the machine on which the Director is installed. The script interpreter should be specified. 
      Example (Windows): cmd.exe /c D:\script.bat

      Example (Linux): bash /root/script.sh

    • Job behavior: Choose one of the following job behaviors in relation to script completion:

      • Wait for the script to finish: When this option is selected, the backup is started only after the script is completed.

      • Do not wait for the script to finish: When this option is selected, the product runs the script and starts backing up your items at the same time.

    • Error handling: Choose one of the following job behaviors in relation to script failure:

      • Continue the job on script failure: When this option is selected, the product performs the backup job even if the script has failed.

      • Fail the job on script failure: When this option is selected and the script fails, the job fails and the backup is not performed.

Post Job Script

To run a script after the product has finished backing up all items, do the following:

  1. Place a script file on the machine on which the Director is installed.

  2. Select the Run local post job script option.

  3. Specify the following parameters in the dialog box that opens:

    • Script path: Specify a local path to the script on the machine on which the Director is installed. The script interpreter should be specified.
      Example (Windows): cmd.exe /c D:\script.bat

      Example (Linux): bash /root/script.sh

    • Job behavior: Choose one of the following job behaviors in relation to script completion:

      • Wait for the script to finish: When this option is selected, the job remains in the “running” state until the script is completed.

      • Do not wait for the script to finish: When this option is selected, the job is completed even if the script execution is still in progress.

    • Error handling: Choose one of the following job behaviors in relation to script failure:

      • Continue the job on script failure: When this option is selected, script failure does not influence the status of the job.

      • Fail the job on script failure: When this option is selected and the script fails, the job status is set to “failed” even if backup is successful.

Note
Pre- and post-job scripts can be executed only on the machine on which the Director is installed.

Data Transfer

In the Data Transfer section, you can specify the Transporter load.

Transporter Load

You can limit the maximum number of Transporter tasks used by a job. By default, the number is set to 3 concurrent tasks. For a Microsoft 365 backup job, one task is equal to processing one mailbox or one OneDrive instance. 

To change the default number of tasks, do the following:

  1. In the Data Transfer section, select the Limit transporter load to checkbox.

  2. Specify the number of concurrent tasks in the corresponding box.

Completing the New Backup Job Wizard for Microsoft 365

Click Finish or Finish & Run to complete the job creation.

Note
If you click Finish & Run, you will have to define the scope of your job.